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Are you a professional or postgraduate student between the ages of 20 and 35? The IIEA Young Professionals’ Network (YPN), established in 2008, is a unique forum for you to engage with leading thinkers, policy-makers and business people from Ireland and abroad. The 2013-14 programme will be launched in September 2013.

Whether you are from the business and legal communities, the media, the public sector, foreign Embassies, civil society or academia, the YPN gives you access to stimulating keynote speakers in a relaxed and informal setting. Events will take place every four to six weeks from 6.30p.m. to 8.30p.m. at the IIEA’s city-centre location, and they are a great opportunity to meet and interact over a glass of wine.

Please take the time to answer the following poll to help us shape our programme.

Previous speakers at the YPN include: Chairman of BP and former European Commissioner, Peter Sutherland; former President of the European Parliament, Pat Cox; Presenter, Channel 4 News, Jon Snow; former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson; Senator David Norris; and Irish Times Foreign Correspondent, Mary Fitzgerald. A wide range of topics have been addressed by these speakers, including; the future of the Euro; the role of the media; Ireland’s role in the world; the Lisbon Treaty; and the Arab Spring. 

The YPN will also be organising table quizzes and social events – keep an eye on this page and social media for further updates. Each December, the YPN also hosts a Christmas Review of the Year with a panel of leading commentators examining the year's political and economic developments in Ireland and the EU.


To join the YPN, please send your full contact details and the name of the organisation with which you are affiliated to fionn.jenkinson@iiea.com

Have your say: vote on topics you would like to see covered in the YPN programme for 2013-14. 

Find the YPN on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (#YPN).

Membership Rate: Free of charge